Digital Workplace Blog

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Aug 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Digital Transformation: Your Key to Market Success

Outperforming your competition in a rapidly changing business climate requires a trifecta of humility, adaptability, and agility.

Humility helps you realize that perfection is a moving target and that success requires continuous evaluation and adjustment. (Or, in the immortal words of the band Kansas, "If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.") This honest assessment clears the path for the next two key performance indicators.

Posted by Paige O'Neill on Aug 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What Kind of Workspaces Do Employees Want?

 

Chat apps. Hotdesks. Smart machines. In most offices, it’s easy to see how technology is redefining and transforming the modern workplace.

Posted by Tom Blenkin on Aug 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Customer Experience Center Opportunity

Long-term relationships with customers are built on a foundation of trust, fostered by clients’ believing that you have their best interests at heart. This can be accomplished by helping them stay on top of the latest tech trends that drive business and bring value to their organizations.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Jul 27, 2017 8:33:33 AM

Prysm's Annotation Feature: The Red Pen Goes Digital

There's a task that's universal in the vast majority of office work environments: reviewing documents, especially with a group. We do this all the time in marketing — with agencies, in team meetings, and when presenting mockups, brochures, and web pages to executives.  In most cases, the process is woefully inefficient.

Posted by Hannah Grap on Jul 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Prysm's Virtual Whiteboard: Why I Can't Live Without It

I admit it. I'm addicted to pens and paper. I have specific pens that I use for lists, others that I use for sketching, some for work, some for personal use, some that I keep in my bag, and so on. I know what you're thinking: yes, I work for a tech company! But I love the feel of pen on paper. The colors help me stay organized. And I'm just a highly visual person. What can I say? It's my thing. 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Jul 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Way You Sell is Inseparable from What you Sell

I was talking to an "experience marketer" today (someone who designs flashy customer-experience centers for large companies, such as AT&T, Cisco, etc.) and he mentioned something about how strongly environment influences a customer or prospect to buy. As a marketer myself, this is a phenomenon I'm well familiar with. The reason is simple: We don't just buy products or services. We buy the way they make us feel. 

Posted by Paige O'Neill on Jul 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

CIOs: Stop Talking About Tech, Start Talking About Value

 

Remember scrambling like mad for new technology? 

I know people who camped out overnight to secure their place in line for the latest version of a smartphone. Others significantly overpaid or added their names to pre-order lists months in advance — just to make sure they had the most up-to-date device.

Posted by Steven Tsao, Sr. Demand Generation Mgr. on Jun 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

From "Wow" to Work Worthy

Ten months ago, when I was interviewing for my job at Prysm, my future (now current) boss showed me the Prysm digital workplace platform. I remember her sketching on the digital whiteboard, calling up functions with a single touch from the hexagonal background, and using gestures to zoom in and out and move content around (like an iPad) on the massive 4K screen. It was impressive, to say the least. However (dirty little secret alert), I wasn't quite sure how useful it might be in day-to-day operations — outside of screen sharing in meetings with remote participants, which was something I could already do with Skype or Google Hangouts.

Posted by Adam Cuzzort, Sr. Director, Engineering on Jun 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Prysm: Powered by Cloud, with Security in Mind

When I talk to customers, inevitably the words “cloud” and “security” are tightly linked. In a modern digital world where we see high-profile data leaks and hacks on a regular basis, IT organizations are taking more precautions to ensure sensitive corporate IP is kept secure.

Posted by Shannon Martin Lyman on Jun 13, 2017 1:15:24 PM

Live From the Show Floor of InfoComm 2017

Welcome to Prysm’s second annual blog, live from the show floor of InfoComm 2017! This year, the show is being held from June 14-16 in sunny Orlando, FL. Check back here often, as we'll be adding frequent updates throughout the show. Please stop by and see us at booth #2575 and leave comments below the blog post. We look forward to connecting with you.

Posted by Brandon Fischer, VP of R&D on Jun 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

InfoComm 2017 “Unofficial” Preview: New Prysm API

If you’ve read about Prysm’s history, you know that the company acquired a software company called Anacore in 2014. I was the founder of this Indianapolis-based firm.

Posted by Paige O'Neill on May 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

How to Build the Business Case for a Digital Workplace

 

The other day, I heard a great story about how a colleague of mine got board approval to hire more than two dozen new staff members—and the whole negotiation took less than an hour. He used digital-workplace technology to pull a remote team member into a board meeting on the fly and run ROI scenarios in real time. Without being able to see the specific figures, the decision would have taken weeks and cost millions in potential revenue.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on May 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Introducing Prysm Go!

The express lane to kicking off productive meetings and brainstorming sessions

This week we launched Prysm Go, a quick, easy, and elegant way to upgrade your physical meeting spaces to enable superior collaboration, creation, and presentation.

Posted by Stuart Monks, SVP, Collaboration Solutions on May 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Five Ways to Use Prysm to Augment the Power of PowerPoint

PowerPoint has become a mission-critical application — one that will not (and should not) be going away anytime soon. But while it’s the de rigueur standard for delivering presentations, PowerPoint was not built with collaboration in mind. As a result, developing presentations in concert with a team has some noteworthy challenges.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on May 4, 2017 12:47:39 PM

Cheat Sheet: How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work at Home

If you work for a company that has not yet embraced the work-at-home trend, don’t despair. By strategically demonstrating the benefits of remote work, you may be able to influence company policy.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Apr 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A New Approach to the Gender Gap

When we talk about the gender/wage gap, we're most likely discussing how women and men with the same skills and experience should get paid the same salaries (inarguable). We usually attribute the gap to straight-up sexism, which is impossible to dispute. I know I've encountered plenty of that in the workplace. 

Posted by Sangho Byun, Sr. Director, Customer Success on Apr 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

How I Use Prysm to Simplify Team Meetings

Like most of us at Prysm, I'm passionate about our platform, and I use it every day. After a while, it's hard to imagine conducting certain activities — such as my biweekly team meetings — without it. 

Posted by Varadha Raju, Country Head, India on Apr 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

From Prysm India: Fostering a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation

In “The Culture Map,” Erin Meyer beautifully describes how cultural differences and assumptions can create misunderstandings amongst colleagues in international business environments. As a case in point, she talked about how Westerners often assume Asians — who tend to participate and opine less than Americans do in meetings have less to say. In contrast, Asians often feel that Americans are bad listeners, because they tend to talk over one another in their haste to share their perspectives. While neither of these assumptions is 100% accurate, they can lead to discord. 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Apr 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Best New Product That Isn't

We had a great time with our April Fools' gag last week, in which we announced a futuristic (but fictional) creation called Prysm Avatar — a drone that would project your likeness as a 3D hologram, so you could make a virtual appearance in the office, while you worked from a remote location. 

Posted by Shannon Martin Lyman on Mar 31, 2017 5:00:00 AM

The Future of Work is Here, With Prysm Avatar

At Prysm, we’re always looking towards the future. By pushing the boundaries of science and technology, we help bring people together from anywhere in the world, enabling them to share content and ideas in new and exciting ways. We’ve dabbled in video conferencing, cloud-based file sharing, and mobile-anywhere connections. So what’s next?